Dott has reported a surge in demand as workers return to their offices after the summer holidays.
With 40,000 e-scooters across Europe, and each available vehicle operating up to seven rides a day, Dott offers an environmentally friendly choice for travel across city centres. It operates in 28 European cities, and most recently expanded into Scandinavia with the launch of services in Oslo and Helsinki.
In the first half of September, there has been a 46% increase in rider numbers across Europe compared to an equivalent period before the summer holidays. Compared to the same period in 2020, rider numbers have soared by 106%.
Henri Moissinac, CEO and co-founder, Dott, said: “We believe that our e-scooters can help to make the cities we operate in more pleasant places to be, with less pollution and congestion. As habits change coming out of the pandemic, many people are paying more attention to the environmental impact of their choices. The growth that we have seen as commuting habits return after the holidays shows that more people are choosing shared micro-mobility as the most efficient way to travel across a city in a sustainable way.”
Dott’s mapping technology shows that the most popular time for travel is between 17:00 and 19:00, with another clear peak between 07:00-09:00. The average journey in the largest cities is over 3km, as riders take advantage of more options to move efficiently across their city.
Dott’s latest usage figures have been released to coincide with European Mobility Week. The car-free day in Brussels on 19th September resulted in over 45,000 Dott journeys in the city, an average of 16 trips for each e-scooter and a 115% rise on the previous week. Over 30,000 unique riders used the service, travelling a total of 200,000km throughout the day, with 15:00-17:00 being the most popular time.
The heat maps below show the most popular recent routes across some of Europe’s city centres: